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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 19 May 2011

The show was dedicated to anyone who has experienced a hotel bed so good, it meant they could no longer look their own bed in the eye! The show was entitled: "Dear bed, I think we need to talk!"

Josh Pattinson from Bedworth is making burgers at school today for a BBQ, and he will return tomorrow to give us some hints and tips and to mark them out of ten!

Today's Mystery Guest was Ray Hale from Eastbourne, who is organiser and tarantula judge at the British Tarantula Exhibition taking place this Sunday.

Music Played

29 items
  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Confusion

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Michael Franti & Spearhead

    Michael Franti & Spearhead The Sound Of Sunshine

    The Sound Of Sunshine, EMI, 1

  • Big Screen Belter

    • Image for The Kinks

      The Kinks The Village Green Preservation Society

  • Image for Alan Jackson

    Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere

    (CD Single), BMG

  • Image for Tears for Fears

    Tears for Fears Mad World

    Tears For Fears - Tears Roll Down, Fontana

  • Image for Dario G

    Dario G Sunchyme

    Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Mother

    Panic Of Girls, Phasm 8, 1

  • Image for The Rubettes

    The Rubettes Sugar Baby Love

    The Greatest Hits Of 1974 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Mike + The Mechanics

    Mike + The Mechanics Over My Shoulder

    Mike & The Mechanics Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Everything

    (CD Single), Reprise

  • Golden Oldie

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces Glorious

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Amen Corner

    Amen Corner If Paradise Is Half As Nice

    Sunny Afternoon - Sound Of The 60's,V, Old Gold

  • Image for Andrea True Connection

    Andrea True Connection More More More

    Million Sellers Vol.17 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for The Specials

    The Specials Gangsters

    Terry Hall - The Collection, Chrysalis

  • Image for Pulp

    Pulp Disco 2000

    (CD Single), Island, 6

  • Image for Dixie Chicks

    Dixie Chicks I Can Love You Better

    The Essential Dixie Chicks

  • Image for Nerina Pallot

    Nerina Pallot Put Your Hands Up

    (CD Single), Geffen, 1

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure A Little Respect

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for Mr. Big

    Mr. Big Romeo

    20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Va), MFP

  • Image for Noah and the Whale

    Noah and the Whale Tonight's The Kind Of Night

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Gobsmackers

    • Image for The Stone Roses

      The Stone Roses She Bangs The Drums

      The Very Best Of The Stone Roses, Silvertone

    • Image for Bon Jovi

      Bon Jovi Keep The Faith

      (CD Single), Jambco, 11

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me

    Heartbeat - The 60's Gold Collection, Global Television

  • Image for New Radicals

    New Radicals You Get What You Give

    (CD Single), MCA

  • Image for Def Leppard

    Def Leppard Animal

    Def Leppard - Hysteria, Phonogram

  • Image for Neil Young

    Neil Young Harvest Moon

    (CD Single), Reprise

  • Image for Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd See Emily Play

    Echoes - The Best Of Pink Floyd, EMI

  • Image for Jon Allen

    Jon Allen Joanna

    (CD Single), Monologue Records, 1

  • Pause For Thought

    From Baroness Neuberger DBE, known to PFT as Rabbi Julia:

    "Last weekend, we went to a concert in Vivaldi’s own church in Venice, the Pieta, given by a group called I Virtuosi Italiani. Apart from being excellent musicians, they have been involved in a series of peace concerts, with an Israeli cellist, an Arab violinist, and a Puerto Rican drummer, playing in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and Philadelphia. Their work recalls that of Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim, who led an orchestra of European musicians in a "peace concert" in Gaza earlier this month, where many Palestinian children attended the first ever performance there by any international classical ensemble.

    For years, Barenboim has used music to try to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians. He set up the East-West Divan orchestra, made up of young Arab and Israeli musicians, to perform in both Israel and Palestine. Nor are he, or the Virtuosi Italiani, on their own. The World Orchestra for Peace was founded by Sir Georg Solti in 1995 to reaffirm “the unique strength of music as an ambassador for peace”. Its players come from orchestras all over the world, and the orchestra has no existence outside the special occasions that call it into being.

    So what is it about music that enables people to work for peace by its means? Well, the Psalmist called us to “sing unto the Lord a new song...” There is within music the power to transport us from everyday hatreds and troubles into a different world. Some of us do it through classical music. Others through rock, pop, folk or jazz..... Music transports the mind, the heart, the soul. And that’s why peace concerts make such an impact- because they appeal to a bit of us beyond our brains, beyond our customary positions... and they allow our hearts to soar and imagine the nearly impossible- peace in troubled times and troubled places... and even give us a serenity we often lack in our day to day lives."

  • "Dear Bed, I Think We Need To Talk!"

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone who has experienced a hotel bed so good it meant they could no longer look their own bed in the eye!

  • Today's show starred:

    jacky Roberts from Anglesey chose the Big Screen Belter

    Sandie Case from Christchurch in Dorset who returns to work after 5 weeks off

    Daphne Martin from Borough Green turns 70 today

    The Pupils of Frieth School in Marlow who are off to Downing Street

    Lisa Smith, Assistant Producer of live music shows told us what happened on this day in history

    Ella Phillips from Saltash read a poem she'd written at school

    Josh Pattinson from Bedworth is making burgers for a BBQ they are having at school

    Isobel and John Wilde from Bletchley who chose the Golden Oldie

    Ginny Baker from Glasgow who chose the Gobsmackers

    Ray Hale, Organiser and Tarantula Judge at the British Tarantula Exhibition was today's Mystery Guest

    Rabbi Julia gave us reason to Pause For Thought


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